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Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by buggybill2003, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. PikeBadger

    PikeBadger Cheesehead

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    Well, that would have been an interesting tussle had the western allies decided to try and push the Soviets back across Poland like Gen. Patton wanted to. We would have needed help from the Germans though IMO. Honestly, in May 1945, all the major military forces were war weary. Eisenhower would have asked out I think and I dont think Truman had the political capital to continue east.
     
  2. PackerFan71

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    It would, yep the Russians were still scared what was left of a German army incase it could be turned on them again that i do know. Total fantasy offcourse both sides were pretty much burned out at the end of the war and wanted an end to everything.
     
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  3. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    The Soviets did quickly break their agreement about Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe which they quickly dominated. My guess is the only way Truman could have prevented them from doing so would be to threaten using the atomic bomb against them - the Soviets didn’t explode their first atomic bomb until almost exactly 4 years after VJ day. How would the world have reacted to that threat – or worse?
     

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